A friend’s fuel injected Citroen Berlingo ran out of fuel yesterday. After he put a few gallons in the tank, it seemed fuel starved. Hidden in the owner’s guide were instructions for manually priming the fuel system, just like a 40 year old Briggs and Stratton lawnmower engine. It gave priming instructions for both diesel and gasoline/petrol engines for the 2004 model.
I’ve owned or rented fuel injected cars and have run out of gas with them. I just had to try starting the car a few times to prime the fuel system. None of this pushing a mechanical pump thing on the engine. Somehow this just doesn’t seem right. Have I been unrealistically lulled into complacency by the 21st Century expectation for ease of use or is this van unusual?